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Title: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on April 07, 2019, 04:23:14 pm
Het ʼn drone aangeskaf en so bietjie gaan oefen. Ek leer nog.

DJI Spark

As julle drone fotos het, sit dit gerus hier op.

Probeer die naam van jou Drone bysit asook location as jy wil.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Tom van Brits on April 07, 2019, 04:35:25 pm
Goeie idee, ek volg :sip:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on April 07, 2019, 04:41:15 pm
Ek hou van damme, dit sal julle agter kom ;D

Stompdriftdam
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Sprocketbek on April 07, 2019, 05:30:16 pm
Pragtige fotos!
Dam is maar bietjie leeg, maar hy is mos maar bedoel om nie vol gehou te word nie.

Ek het al BAIE daar gekamp, en dit is interessant om die dam uit 'n ander hoek te sien  ;D
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on April 07, 2019, 05:35:36 pm
Pragtige fotos!
Dam is maar bietjie leeg, maar hy is mos maar bedoel om nie vol gehou te word nie.

Ek het al BAIE daar gekamp, en dit is interessant om die dam uit 'n ander hoek te sien  ;D
Dankie.

8% laas jaar
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Nie veronderstel om vol te wees nie nee, maar hy staan al vir ʼn hele paar jaar wat hy nie oor 10% gaan nie. Selfde met Kammanassie.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Draadwerk on April 07, 2019, 06:05:47 pm
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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Tom van Brits on April 07, 2019, 06:21:56 pm
Dankie julle, ek geniet die thread alklaar
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: dual on April 08, 2019, 10:55:39 am
I have an old Blade 350 QX quadcopter with GoPro
Flying it with Spektruk DX6i
Not so great, maybe I'm the problem

Been looking at the DJI Spark for a few weeks now

Just bit the bullet and ordered, will have it this afternoon

Hope it meet my expectations

(https://i.imgur.com/arUouZK.jpg)


Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on April 08, 2019, 11:04:49 am
I have an old Blade 350 QX quadcopter with GoPro
Flying it with Spektruk DX6i
Not so great, maybe I'm the problem

Been looking at the DJI Spark for a few weeks now

Just bit the bullet and ordered, will have it this afternoon

Hope it meet my expectations

(https://i.imgur.com/arUouZK.jpg)
I also have a spark.  In my opinion you do not need anything more for taking decent pictures.  For videos this one might fall a bit short, but have seen some nice work done in the right person's hands.  I quite enjoy mine!  Go see some of my (amateur) pics here:  http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=202186.msg4233622#msg4233622 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=202186.msg4233622#msg4233622)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: shark_za on April 08, 2019, 11:06:01 am
DJI products are super slick, the only issue I have with the Spark is flight time.  For normal social use the 1080P 30fps is fine.
So get a few batteries. 
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on April 08, 2019, 11:10:54 am
DJI products are super slick, the only issue I have with the Spark is flight time.  For normal social use the 1080P 30fps is fine.
So get a few batteries.
+100 on the extra batteries.  On average I get about 12mins of flight time out of one battery.  Sometimes that is just not enough to get that shot you want.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on April 08, 2019, 11:13:03 am
I also have a spark.  In my opinion you do not need anything more for taking decent pictures.  For videos this one might fall a bit short, but have seen some nice work done in the right person's hands.  I quite enjoy mine!


EDIT:  Removed my photos because I do not want to be arrested by the Drone Police.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Matewis on April 08, 2019, 11:30:36 am
SUB!!
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on April 08, 2019, 11:41:56 am
DJI products are super slick, the only issue I have with the Spark is flight time.  For normal social use the 1080P 30fps is fine.
So get a few batteries.
+100 on the extra batteries.  On average I get about 12mins of flight time out of one battery.  Sometimes that is just not enough to get that shot you want.
I have 3 batteries and I would prefer another 3. I can charge three of them in my vehicle while flying with other three.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on April 08, 2019, 02:35:28 pm
 :)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Archangel on April 08, 2019, 02:43:47 pm
Parrot Anafi - Won it in a Facebook competition, believe it or not. Thought it was a hoax, but apparently some of them are real...  :imaposer:





Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Sardine on April 08, 2019, 02:51:00 pm
As a matter of interest, did the shop where you purchased your drone explain the rules and regulations? Or at the very least, give an idea that drone use is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority and explain where to find information?
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on April 08, 2019, 02:54:55 pm
As a matter of interest, did the shop where you purchased your drone explain the rules and regulations? Or at the very least, give an idea that drone use is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority and explain where to find information?

Bought from a wilddog.

They have the rules on their website, but I don't think they give you a lecture on rules when buying :)

My motto is: " Don't do stupid stuff and you will be fine" Have not seen any drone police around. ;D
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Archangel on April 08, 2019, 03:02:29 pm
As a matter of interest, did the shop where you purchased your drone explain the rules and regulations? Or at the very least, give an idea that drone use is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority and explain where to find information?

I honestly had no idea that you're not supposed to fly the drone outside line of sight. Only found some of the regulations after being "informed" by concerned citizens.  ;D
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on April 08, 2019, 03:28:08 pm
As a matter of interest, did the shop where you purchased your drone explain the rules and regulations? Or at the very least, give an idea that drone use is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority and explain where to find information?
Did my own research beforehand, which I think anyone buying a proper drone (note 'proper', not a Checkers special) should do regarding the do's and don'ts when flying drones (or UAV's as they are referred to).

But to answer your question - No.  Specialized shops might, but I bought mine off takealot, no questions asked.

My motto is: " Don't do stupid stuff and you will be fine" Have not seen any drone police around. ;D
Unfortunately it only takes one idiot to ruin everybody's fun.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Vis Arend on April 08, 2019, 03:40:19 pm
As a matter of interest, did the shop where you purchased your drone explain the rules and regulations? Or at the very least, give an idea that drone use is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority and explain where to find information?


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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Vis Arend on April 08, 2019, 03:42:14 pm
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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Vis Arend on April 08, 2019, 03:46:16 pm
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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: dual on April 08, 2019, 10:47:57 pm
Sal dan maar nie fotos plaas nie
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Draadwerk on April 08, 2019, 10:51:05 pm
Julle vat kanse om in die aand te vlieg. Vra my. Ek het my mavic pro amper tata gesÍ so een aand net na 6. Was nog skemer. Die ding se kop het net mal geraak en volgende oomblik gesÍ hy gaan nou land.

Ek was net gelukkig om hom terug te kry want hy het sensors heeltemal verwar en amper in elke boom gegaan met 'n brein en plan van sy eie.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: shark_za on April 09, 2019, 10:18:44 am
I have been bitten with the bug and have just supplemented my Hubsan Zino with a Mavic Air.
Off on holiday this Friday, hope to take some epic shots, both photo and video.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on April 09, 2019, 10:27:10 am
Eerste foto, met selfoon gevlieg, en toe sein verloor, gelukkig het ek van die videos gekyk terwyl battery gelaai het, al swaaiende met die arms in hensop houding het die ding geland en afgesit

Ek lees so op die drone forums dat daar verskeie faktore is wat die drone buitengewoon kan laat reageer - veral wanneer dit by die fancy drones kom met allerhande sensors, gps en kompas.  Daar is baie 'checklists' beskikbaar wat vir jou 'n goeie gewoonte aanleer om deur te gaan voordat jy opstyg om hierdie tipe van goed te verhoed.  Dit raak amper soos 'n regte pilot se werk!
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on April 09, 2019, 10:30:15 am
Some random photos from my DJI Mavick Pro.  Was still learning here, became better and then lost half interest.  Think I should spend more time with this little baby.   :thumleft:  So klet play spot the location.   :biggrin:
Very nice shot there of Plett/Keurbooms!
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on April 09, 2019, 10:35:54 am
Julle vat kanse om in die aand te vlieg. Vra my. Ek het my mavic pro amper tata gesÍ so een aand net na 6. Was nog skemer. Die ding se kop het net mal geraak en volgende oomblik gesÍ hy gaan nou land.

Ek was net gelukkig om hom terug te kry want hy het sensors heeltemal verwar en amper in elke boom gegaan met 'n brein en plan van sy eie.

Die 'pause' knoppie op die remote is jou vriend vir wanneer die drone wil land (of enige ander snaakse dinge wil doen) sonder dat jy vir hom instruksie gegee het (gegewe jy het 'n konneksie tussen die remote en die drone).  Ek reken jy moes jou onderbroek gaan was het na die ondervinding - die idee om 'n Mavic Pro so te verloor maak my sommer naar...  Ons praat nie hier van kleingeld nie!
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Vis Arend on April 09, 2019, 11:04:50 am
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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Noneking on April 09, 2019, 11:12:08 am
Mooi fotos ouens!

Ek jeuk al lankal vir een wat ek kan saamneem op die bikes sonder om bank te roof...... :3some:

Is die Spark voldoende vir fotos en videos of sou jul sÍ Air of Pro van die begin af? Die beeldmateriaal is maar vir my eie genot.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on April 09, 2019, 11:22:56 am
Mooi fotos ouens!

Ek jeuk al lankal vir een wat ek kan saamneem op die bikes sonder om bank te roof...... :3some:

Is die Spark voldoende vir fotos en videos of sou jul sÍ Air of Pro van die begin af? Die beeldmateriaal is maar vir my eie genot.
Van wat ek lees sal almal vir jou sÍ die Spark is ideaal vir wat jy beskryf.  Daar is 'n taamlike sprong in prys vanaf die Spark na die Mavic - en met goeie rede.  Die mavics begin al meer na 'professionele fotografie' beweeg.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on April 09, 2019, 11:25:08 am
Julle vat kanse om in die aand te vlieg. Vra my. Ek het my mavic pro amper tata gesÍ so een aand net na 6. Was nog skemer. Die ding se kop het net mal geraak en volgende oomblik gesÍ hy gaan nou land.

Ek was net gelukkig om hom terug te kry want hy het sensors heeltemal verwar en amper in elke boom gegaan met 'n brein en plan van sy eie.

Die 'pause' knoppie op die remote is jou vriend vir wanneer die drone wil land (of enige ander snaakse dinge wil doen) sonder dat jy vir hom instruksie gegee het (gegewe jy het 'n konneksie tussen die remote en die drone).  Ek reken jy moes jou onderbroek gaan was het na die ondervinding - die idee om 'n Mavic Pro so te verloor maak my sommer naar...  Ons praat nie hier van kleingeld nie!

Ek het so paar van daai oomblikke gehad.  My vrou loop deesdae sommer weg as ek die ding vlieg, haar senuwees hou dit nie.     :biggrin:

So ruk terug vat ek die Pro op, sommer lekker hoog, draai sy neus in die rigting waar my vrou gewerk het.  Dis so 3km weg soos die kar ry, maar skat dis so 1.8km van my af soos die kraai vlieg.    Driekwart soontoe maak die bedryf so beep of twee en vertel my ek het kontak verloor.  Ek tune die controls maar sien die drone reageer boggerol, hy vlieg voort in plaas van terug.  Terselfde tyd gaan my cell se screen dood.  My hart klop in my keel en ek druk die home knoppie en wag.  Wat gevoel het soos 'n leeftyd hoor ek die bliksem hier naby my maar nog redelik hoog op, maar ek sien hy sak wel, maar te stadig na my sin.  Ek sien ook my screen is weer terug en ek probeer kontole oorneem.  Wragtig dit werk en ek bring hom veilig af grond toe met die battery lewe met net 14% oor.  Ek het so gebewe ek het daai drone netso geberg en eers drie dae later die ding weer gevat en gelaai en die video bekyk. 

Ander waarskuwing, as die wind kwaai waai, hou maar daai drone op die grond.  Myne so amper verloor, gelukkig het ek hom teruggekry met so zig zag terugvlug wat die battery se lewe baie vinnig getap het.  Direk in die wind in waai hy net weg van jou af.    :eek7:

Janee kyk, so ervaring haal die 'fun' uit dit uit.  Self al so noue ontkoming gehad.  Maar as jy eers weer jou vertroue terug het is dit groot pret.  Ek is ook altyd versigtig vir die wind, maar baie beindruk oor wat my Spark kan hanteer.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Draadwerk on April 09, 2019, 11:40:43 am
Onthou- praktiese wenk. Ek vlieg meeste van die tyd in sport mode. Sodra jou battery laag raak haal hom uit sport mode uit. Dit spaar baie battery. Raakgelees op 'n forum iewers en al probeer. Dis werklik so
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Vis Arend on April 09, 2019, 11:42:10 am
Mooi fotos ouens!

Ek jeuk al lankal vir een wat ek kan saamneem op die bikes sonder om bank te roof...... :3some:

Is die Spark voldoende vir fotos en videos of sou jul sÍ Air of Pro van die begin af? Die beeldmateriaal is maar vir my eie genot.

Ek glo maar dit gaan oor persoonlike redes.  Ek dink almal kan redelike goeie gehalte foto's neem, dit is maar soos enige kamera.  Jy kan mik en druk en redelik ok fotos kry, maar as jy eers so bietjie rondkrap met settings van die kamera kan jy uitstekende fotos kry. 
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: chicco on April 09, 2019, 11:49:42 am
As iemand dalk n mavic pro of J Bay se beach sien uitspoel het dis my broer sn.....Kersfees gekry, kersdag het die wind hom gevat....... :patch: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Vis Arend on April 09, 2019, 12:08:21 pm
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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: dual on April 09, 2019, 01:46:33 pm
Sal dan maar nie fotos plaas nie
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 09, 2019, 01:51:03 pm
As long as the guys who are posting pics with their watermark proudly displayed have their RPL

Its fairly common knowledge that literally anyone with an RPL or ROC will report anyone who doesnt, Anyone investing about R300k into an ROC or just the R25k into an RPL instantly feels like they are the drone police. I see it all the time, our company operates under licence from another company who has an ROC, so there are ways to get around it, as long as the drone is registered with the company holding the ROC

Bottom line is if you don't have the correct licencing just keep your images off networks or social media, if they can track you through watermarks on your pics the CAA will,

My 2c
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: chicco on April 09, 2019, 02:07:35 pm
I couple of my favorite drone pics. :imaposer:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on April 09, 2019, 02:42:09 pm
As long as the guys who are posting pics with their watermark proudly displayed have their RPL

Its fairly common knowledge that literally anyone with an RPL or ROC will report anyone who doesnt, Anyone investing about R300k into an ROC or just the R25k into an RPL instantly feels like they are the drone police. I see it all the time, our company operates under licence from another company who has an ROC, so there are ways to get around it, as long as the drone is registered with the company holding the ROC

Bottom line is if you don't have the correct licencing just keep your images off networks or social media, if they can track you through watermarks on your pics the CAA will,

My 2c

It was my understanding that I do not, by law, need a RPL if I do not intend to use my aircraft for commercial purposes.  Are you saying that by putting a watermark on my photos that makes it commercialized? @Fuzzy Muzzy
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 09, 2019, 02:59:59 pm
100% correct

Once you watermark a pic and you post it then its considered published which is covered by publishing laws, and is deemed commercial as you are in effect attaching a copyright. For example, if i take your photo and use it without your permission and it wins a prize in a competition would you sue me for the winnings.. yes you would, so it has commercial value. Its just a simplistic representation.

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the licencing and I really recommend that everyone with drones brushes up on the requirements

In a nutshell.. if you just fly a drone as a hobby or just for your own personal interest, then you need a RPL. .. if you are flying for commercial gain then you need an ROC. Just because you are not making money doing it as a hobby does not mean you don't need an RPL.. you do. For most people it comes down to insurance coverage. I have no idea why they are still selling drones without the required licencing.. sometimes what you find is that when people buy drones the company they are buying from state that it comes with "a licence" but that is just the actual licence of the drone which you register with the CAA, so a lot of people buy drones thinking that they are legal.

Personally I think an RPL is a rip off and the CAA have no way of policing it.. that being said I would'nt be positing my drone pics on the net with a way of someone being able to trace it back to me because as they say in court, ignorance is not a defense and the fines are rolling in for some guys who have been blogging etc posting vids from drones.

What the CAA is banking on is that there are 1000's of disillusioned drone pilots out there who thought that when they get their RPL they can fast track a career in the drone industry where nothing is further from the truth,

Fly, enjoy.. just be careful where you publish IMO
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on April 09, 2019, 03:09:50 pm
100% correct

Once you watermark a pic and you post it then its considered published and is deemed commercial. For example, if i take your photo and use it without your permission and it wins a prize in a competition would you sue me for the winnings.. yes you would, so it has commercial value.

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the licencing and I really recommend that everyone with drones brushes up on the requirements

In a nutshell.. if you just fly a drone as a hobby or just for your own personal interest, then you need a RPL. .. if you are flying for commercial gain then you need an ROC. Just because you are not making money doing it as a hobby does not mean you don't need an RPL.. you do. For most people it comes down to insurance coverage. I have no idea why they are still selling drones without the required licencing.. sometimes what you find is that when people buy drones the company they are buying from state that it comes with "a licence" but that is just the actual licence of the drone which you register with the CAA, so a lot of people buy drones thinking hat they are legal.

Personally I think an RPL is a rip off and the CAA have no way of policing it.. that being said I would'nt be positing my drone pics on the net with a way of someone being able to trace it back to me because as they say in court, ignorance is not a defense and the fines are rolling in for some guys who have been blogging etc posting vids from drones.

What the CAA is banking on is that there are 1000's of disillusioned drone pilots out there who thought that when they get their RPL they can fast track a career in the drone industry where nothing is further from the truth,

Fly, enjoy.. just be careful where you publish.
Well then, I suppose this thread is useless as the point was to share drone photos  :deal: .  Will remove my photos and rather stick to giving advise.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: chicco on April 09, 2019, 03:12:52 pm
100% correct

Once you watermark a pic and you post it then its considered published and is deemed commercial. For example, if i take your photo and use it without your permission and it wins a prize in a competition would you sue me for the winnings.. yes you would, so it has commercial value.

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the licencing and I really recommend that everyone with drones brushes up on the requirements

In a nutshell.. if you just fly a drone as a hobby or just for your own personal interest, then you need a RPL. .. if you are flying for commercial gain then you need an ROC. Just because you are not making money doing it as a hobby does not mean you don't need an RPL.. you do. For most people it comes down to insurance coverage. I have no idea why they are still selling drones without the required licencing.. sometimes what you find is that when people buy drones the company they are buying from state that it comes with "a licence" but that is just the actual licence of the drone which you register with the CAA, so a lot of people buy drones thinking hat they are legal.

Personally I think an RPL is a rip off and the CAA have no way of policing it.. that being said I would'nt be positing my drone pics on the net with a way of someone being able to trace it back to me because as they say in court, ignorance is not a defense and the fines are rolling in for some guys who have been blogging etc posting vids from drones.

What the CAA is banking on is that there are 1000's of disillusioned drone pilots out there who thought that when they get their RPL they can fast track a career in the drone industry where nothing is further from the truth,

Fly, enjoy.. just be careful where you publish.
Well then, I suppose this thread is useless as the point was to share drone photos  :deal: .  Will remove my photos and rather stick to giving advise.

Jip you will have less trouble riding your quad around on the beach without a helmet than flying drones these days....
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Vis Arend on April 09, 2019, 03:16:59 pm
Well, fuck them................... :deal:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on April 09, 2019, 03:18:17 pm
Well, fuck them................... :deal:
:laughing4:  I like your attitude!
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: onderbroek on April 09, 2019, 03:20:26 pm
Ek het n phantom 4 gehad vir n rukkie:

Sasolburg het nie baie nie, en ek mag nie oor die fabrieke vlieg nie >:D


Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 09, 2019, 03:57:04 pm
Well, fuck them................... :deal:

pretty much.. frankly the CAA can go get knotted.

I phoned the CAA, e-mailed them more times than I can count trying to get legal.. its crazy that within their own department they are clueless beyond just sending out the requirements. They cannot police it , so about 90% of drone pilots are illegal in SA..

Hence why I say fly.. enjoy.. but one should not be reckless at the same point
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: DirtRebell on April 09, 2019, 03:57:32 pm
Here's some pics I took with my Phantom pro.

1st pic - selfie on a project in Cape town
2nd & 3rd pics - first flight, in front of my office in Melkbos
4th pic - project in Melkbos
5th pic, from Melkbos
6th, Melkbos, bit higher
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on April 09, 2019, 08:07:46 pm
As long as the guys who are posting pics with their watermark proudly displayed have their RPL

Its fairly common knowledge that literally anyone with an RPL or ROC will report anyone who doesnt, Anyone investing about R300k into an ROC or just the R25k into an RPL instantly feels like they are the drone police. I see it all the time, our company operates under licence from another company who has an ROC, so there are ways to get around it, as long as the drone is registered with the company holding the ROC

Bottom line is if you don't have the correct licencing just keep your images off networks or social media, if they can track you through watermarks on your pics the CAA will,

My 2c

And if there's no watermark on the photo? Does it still matter?

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Sardine on April 13, 2019, 10:53:15 am
Having been involved in aviation for 10 years, and having just done my test for my RPL, I share Fuzzyís frustrations with the CAA.
From the little exposure I have had to the world of ďdronesĒ, I have seen the CAA create ridiculous regulations, perhaps in an attempt to be overly cautious rather than be more relaxed and have something go wrong. But as Fuzzy said, they arenít policing it. They donít have the man power to.

My question was asked not because I am one of those ďdrone policeĒ. But because I was curious to find out if the retailers are aware of the rules and regulations. The CAA should do an awareness drive with all of the retailers. And enforce the rules right from the start. It wonít solve illegal drones, but it is a step in the right direction.

I still struggle to navigate the CAA website and regulations, so itís understandable that Oom Piet on the Plaas wonít having a cooking clue about all the laws he might be breaking.

It is becoming a competitive industry with mega bucks to be made.
A big thing is estate agents using drones for aerial shots of properties. Illegal to do without an RPL and ROC on so many levels. But no one has been correctly educated.

It is also a privacy and safety concern for those you are flying around. Those things are damn annoying. Nothing like chilling on a Table Mountain then hearing a giant mosquito buzzy around. (Drones are prohibited in national parks).

I am ranting with little structure so I am going to stop here.
As Fuzzy said, be careful guys and gals. Have fun, but donít fly within 50m of people or buildings, on private land, above 500ft AGL, beyond line of sight, have VHF radio (for which you need a restricted radio Licence for yourself, and a Licence for the radio itself) and and and and and  :deal:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on April 16, 2019, 08:30:30 pm
Huisrivierpas. Wonderlik hoe baie spekbos groei in die gedeelte.

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on April 18, 2019, 09:45:43 pm
Net Buite Merweville. Kan dorp sien in verte.

Dis baie sleg op meeste plekke :'( :'(. So 20km van hier af is daar die mooiste groen kol en daarna weer niks tot in Prins Albert
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on April 21, 2019, 08:44:31 pm
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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Tom van Brits on April 22, 2019, 09:18:33 pm
Awesome pic Grim101
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on April 23, 2019, 02:18:13 am
Awesome pic Grim101

Thanks. Still learning :)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on April 23, 2019, 02:20:28 am
 :)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Dorsland on April 23, 2019, 02:31:55 pm
Toe ons Februariemaand vanjaar 84mm reŽn oor 3 dae gehad het het die rivier mooi afgeloop.

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Dorsland on April 23, 2019, 02:34:16 pm
Selfs my leidam het bietjie water gekry, ongelukkig tť min om nat te lei.

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Tom van Brits on April 24, 2019, 04:58:39 pm
:)

Beautiful composed photo!
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Kamanya on April 24, 2019, 08:48:08 pm
Selfs my leidam het bietjie water gekry, ongelukkig tť min om nat te lei.

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Well, of course. Then you'd have to change your forum name silly  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on April 24, 2019, 09:40:38 pm
.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Archangel on April 26, 2019, 11:47:53 am
In today's paper...

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: DirtRebell on April 26, 2019, 03:14:54 pm
.

Punt?
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on April 26, 2019, 03:42:19 pm
.

Punt?
Dis korrek.

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: DirtRebell on April 26, 2019, 04:17:44 pm
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Punt?
Dis korrek.

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Wat wen ek?

 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on April 27, 2019, 01:14:54 pm
Jy wen nog n foto :biggrin:

Spot the pilot?
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 04, 2019, 05:25:24 pm
Beervleidam(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190504/e0cc898b66b7e75d66f212e5c9f094d5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190504/22fea8686e0ab3c893bec2faf6b05c40.jpg)

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Tom van Brits on May 04, 2019, 06:53:34 pm
Pragtige komposisie van Beervleidam! Dit is ook n baie interessante dam vir my, wat soos ek verstaan net vloed-beheer en nie veronderstel is om water te 'stoor nie.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 04, 2019, 08:24:37 pm
Pragtige komposisie van Beervleidam! Dit is ook n baie interessante dam vir my, wat soos ek verstaan net vloed-beheer en nie veronderstel is om water te 'stoor nie.
Dankie. Baie min mense verstaan die dam moet eintlik leeg wees. Blykbaar raak die water erg brak as hy te lank vol staan. Alhoewel hy nie die laaste paar jaar baie gebruik was vir vloedbeheer nie
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 04, 2019, 08:29:01 pm
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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on May 04, 2019, 11:00:06 pm
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Hoe hoog is jou drone daar grim?

EDIT: Hoe hoog was die ou wat die foto geneem het se drone?  ;)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 05, 2019, 07:19:03 am
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Hoe hoog is jou drone daar grim?

EDIT: Hoe hoog was die ou wat die foto geneem het se drone?  ;)
Ek dink hy was so 140m hoog.

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: netrom on May 05, 2019, 08:32:35 am
I got lucky to do some filming at Augrabies NP while busy with a film shoot.

We did have a permit from SAN Parks thou.

https://youtu.be/QW9h0GQ0nv0
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 05, 2019, 08:44:59 am
I got lucky to do some filming at Augrabies NP while busy with a film shoot.

We did have a permit from SAN Parks thou.

https://youtu.be/QW9h0GQ0nv0
Lucky fish!!!!

Awesome video

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 08, 2019, 01:17:51 pm
Aberdeen(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190508/0237dd297d6c5372a4be57805da6e4e5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190508/77031cf074f2a89956616fb0a181a4ae.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190508/1fc64b9c2033b90f5ebe4c6d2215ad73.jpg)

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 09, 2019, 04:38:33 pm
Enige verduideliking vir die?
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Dorsland on May 09, 2019, 04:49:20 pm
Oorbeweiding. Die reŽnskadu aan die noorde kant van die berg dra ook daartoe by. As jy jou hommeltuig 180ļ gedraai het sal jy dit duidelik daar ook opmerk.  As mens verder aanry Willowmore se kant toe, net na die Rietbron afdraai sien mens dit weer duidelik aan weerskante van die pad.  Ongelukkig is daar baie sulke voorbeelde.  Veral spekboom, wat baie gesog onder vee en wild is, loop erg deur.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Dorsland on May 09, 2019, 05:24:55 pm
Hier is 'n foto van die terrein oppad Willowmore toe waarvan ek gepraat het.  Al wat oorbly daar is Witgatbome (Boscia albitrunca) en selfs hulle is gewei tot op 'n hoogte waar kleinvee en kudus kan bykom.  Baie hartseer om sulke vernietiging te sien omdat dit nooit ooit weer sal regkom nie.  Die verskil in grondtemperatuur tuusen bedekte grond en sulke vernielde veld kan tussen 20ļC en 30ļC wees.  Geen saad kan in sulke omstandighede ontkiem en homself vestig nie.

Seker meer inligting as wat jy wou gehad het maar daar is dit.  :)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 09, 2019, 05:49:19 pm
Hier is 'n foto van die terrein oppad Willowmore toe waarvan ek gepraat het.  Al wat oorbly daar is Witgatbome (Boscia albitrunca) en selfs hulle is gewei tot op 'n hoogte waar kleinvee en kudus kan bykom.  Baie hartseer om sulke vernietiging te sien omdat dit nooit ooit weer sal regkom nie.  Die verskil in grondtemperatuur tuusen bedekte grond en sulke vernielde veld kan tussen 20ļC en 30ļC wees.  Geen saad kan in sulke omstandighede ontkiem en homself vestig nie.

Seker meer inligting as wat jy wou gehad het maar daar is dit.  :)
Ek hou van leer so jy kan maar verduidelik.

Net nog iets wat die mens opneuk. Anderkant Seweweekspoort is daar ook 'n plaas wat oorbewei was. Geen Karoo bossies oor nie, maar dig van die Scholtsbosse. Dink dis wat jy hulle noem.

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Dorsland on May 09, 2019, 06:31:03 pm
Is dit hy diť:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pteronia_pallens
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Dorsland on May 09, 2019, 06:32:33 pm
Indien wel, hier is interressante leesstof:

http://elsenburg.com/sites/default/files/attachments/2017-02/55_Saayman%20N_2000_Elsenburg%20Journal.pdf
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 09, 2019, 07:01:20 pm
Indien wel, hier is interressante leesstof:

http://elsenburg.com/sites/default/files/attachments/2017-02/55_Saayman%20N_2000_Elsenburg%20Journal.pdf
Bleddie interessant. Ek het eers gedink dis omtrent 'n mooi stuk veld vol weiding.

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Dorsland on May 13, 2019, 11:32:21 am
Bly jy het dit geniet, jammer dat ek jou fred so ontspoor. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Dorsland on May 13, 2019, 11:33:12 am
Om witvoetjie te soek, darem 'n hommeltuigkiekie (dis amper soos 'n drone photo, net in Afrikaans  :lol8:)

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Eendstop on May 13, 2019, 12:12:28 pm
Ek het nie 'n drone nie, maar my seun het my die foto's gestuur wat hy Saterdag gedoen het. Dis Riebeeck-Wes uit die lug (hy sÍ 450 m hoog) van die Riebeeck Kasteel Berg kant af en wel, bome. Hy het een of ander grÍnd DJI drone wat nog net moet leer koffie maak. Die res het hy onder die knie.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on May 13, 2019, 01:29:12 pm
Ek sal so af en toe 'n paar van my gunstelling foto's opsit:

Foto 1 - Hoekwil 'Die Vleie' NG Kerk.
Foto 2 - Afgebrande skool in Bergplaas, buite Touwsranten.
Foto 3 - Klein Karoo, buite Baden vakansie oord.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on May 13, 2019, 04:26:12 pm
Aberdeen

Ek is mal oor die foto's van die kerk @grim101 !

Ek het al gedink dit sal nice wees om elke dorp waardeur ek ry se kerke so af te neem, mag dalk net bietie aanstoot kry van sommige van die inwonders.  Behoort nie te veel van 'n probleem te wees as jy stilhou, opstyg, fotos neem, land, en rockoff nog voor iemand agterkom wat aan die gang is nie!  >:D
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 13, 2019, 04:27:56 pm
Om witvoetjie te soek, darem 'n hommeltuigkiekie (dis amper soos 'n drone photo, net in Afrikaans  8:)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4864/32183592258_aa34685bbd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R2XjHG)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/R2XjHG) by Dors lander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/104316036@N08/), on Flickr
Dit lyk so groen??

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 13, 2019, 04:30:26 pm
Aberdeen

Ek is mal oor die foto's van die kerk @grim101 !

Ek het al gedink dit sal nice wees om elke dorp waardeur ek ry se kerke so af te neem, mag dalk net bietie aanstoot kry van sommige van die inwonders.  Behoort nie te veel van 'n probleem te wees as jy stilhou, opstyg, fotos neem, land, en rockoff nog voor iemand agterkom wat aan die gang is nie!  >:D
Aberdeen was so stil, ons het skaars iemand sien beweeg. Ek sit in my voertuig, doen my ding en ry.

Wou graag Graaf Reinette se kerk ook afgeneem het, maar daai plek het gelyk of dit allpay is met al die mense.

Watse drone het jy?


Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 13, 2019, 04:32:55 pm


[quote
Ek het nie 'n drone nie, maar my seun het my die foto's gestuur wat hy Saterdag gedoen het. Dis Riebeeck-Wes uit die lug (hy sÍ 450 m hoog) van die Riebeeck Kasteel Berg kant af en wel, bome. Hy het een of ander grÍnd DJI drone wat nog net moet leer koffie maak. Die res het hy onder die knie.
[/quote]

Baie nice!!

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 13, 2019, 04:43:20 pm
Nog Aberdeen kerk

Willowmore kerk
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on May 13, 2019, 04:46:12 pm
Aberdeen

Ek is mal oor die foto's van die kerk @grim101 !

Ek het al gedink dit sal nice wees om elke dorp waardeur ek ry se kerke so af te neem, mag dalk net bietie aanstoot kry van sommige van die inwonders.  Behoort nie te veel van 'n probleem te wees as jy stilhou, opstyg, fotos neem, land, en rockoff nog voor iemand agterkom wat aan die gang is nie!  >:D
Aberdeen was so stil, ons het skaars iemand sien beweeg. Ek sit in my voertuig, doen my ding en ry.

Wou graag Graaf Reinette se kerk ook afgeneem het, maar daai plek het gelyk of dit allpay is met al die mense.

Watse drone het jy?

Ook 'n DJI Spark - dis mos maar sommer 'n 'cheapie' volgens die groot manne, maar dis wat my sak gepas het.  Ek moet sÍ ek geniet nogal die stokperdjie!
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 13, 2019, 04:49:08 pm
Aberdeen

Ek is mal oor die foto's van die kerk @grim101 !

Ek het al gedink dit sal nice wees om elke dorp waardeur ek ry se kerke so af te neem, mag dalk net bietie aanstoot kry van sommige van die inwonders.  Behoort nie te veel van 'n probleem te wees as jy stilhou, opstyg, fotos neem, land, en rockoff nog voor iemand agterkom wat aan die gang is nie!  >:D
Aberdeen was so stil, ons het skaars iemand sien beweeg. Ek sit in my voertuig, doen my ding en ry.

Wou graag Graaf Reinette se kerk ook afgeneem het, maar daai plek het gelyk of dit allpay is met al die mense.

Watse drone het jy?

Ook 'n DJI Spark - dis mos maar sommer 'n 'cheapie' volgens die groot manne, maar dis wat my sak gepas het.  Ek moet sÍ ek geniet nogal die stokperdjie!

Cheap verskil maar van persoon tot persoon :thumleft:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Dorsland on May 13, 2019, 05:26:34 pm
Dit lyk so groen??


Dis verlede jaar Meimaand geneem net na ek my hommeltuig gekry het.  Ons het mos Maart en April mooi reŽn gekry.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 13, 2019, 10:13:41 pm
Dit lyk so groen??


Dis verlede jaar Meimaand geneem net na ek my hommeltuig gekry het.  Ons het mos Maart en April mooi reŽn gekry.
Moet nou weer een neem. Kan dan lekker vergelyk.

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: noble steed on May 18, 2019, 01:38:19 am
When it's not whale season you have to follow ski boats...

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 18, 2019, 08:28:50 am
When it's not whale season you have to follow ski boats...


Nicely done.

How much flight time, before editing?

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: noble steed on May 18, 2019, 09:18:27 am
When it's not whale season you have to follow ski boats...


Nicely done.

How much flight time, before editing?

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That video is made from 20+ flights over the course of 2 years
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 18, 2019, 09:21:51 am
When it's not whale season you have to follow ski boats...


Nicely done.

How much flight time, before editing?

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That video is made from 20+ flights over the course of 2 years


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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: SchalkL on May 18, 2019, 12:10:02 pm
:)
En die wenner is:
Vir my die beste foto to dusvÍr - absoluut stunning, tx for sharing  :thumleft:

(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=235886.0;attach=632262;image)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 18, 2019, 09:07:51 pm
:)
En die wenner is:
Vir my die beste foto to dusvÍr - absoluut stunning, tx for sharing  :thumleft:

(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=235886.0;attach=632262;image)
Dankie. Sal my beste probeer om te verbeter op die een!

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 18, 2019, 09:35:23 pm
Thanks for the thread Grim. Will post some of mine.

Looks like we fly in the same area.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 18, 2019, 11:19:42 pm
On the road a lot and drone with me all the time. So when there's time, I fly!

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 19, 2019, 11:47:33 am
Mossel Bay Die Punt

DJI Spark Aprox 800m from land at 100m alt.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 19, 2019, 11:53:58 am
Mossel Bay Die Punt

DJI Spark Aprox 800m from land at 100m alt.
Dis braaf!!!

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 19, 2019, 11:58:01 am
Dis braaf!!!


My ma maak nie bang kinders groot nie. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 19, 2019, 12:13:22 pm
Me flying over Stompdrift dam near De Rust. Dam at 7%

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 19, 2019, 03:38:22 pm
Koos Raubenheimer flyover by me this week. 39% full.

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 19, 2019, 04:47:04 pm
Flying over Seal island near Mossel Bay. 1100m from the shore. DJI Mavic Pro

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 20, 2019, 07:25:24 am
Flying near the Red Hills in Oudtshoorn

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 20, 2019, 07:35:59 am
Please peeps if you could watch my videos it will encourage me to put some more effort into it. It is quite time consuming and definitely not easy. Give me a like and a sub if you enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Mikie on May 20, 2019, 08:14:34 am
You fly that drone like a pro and your editing is brilliant
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on May 20, 2019, 08:52:03 am
Mossel Bay Die Punt

DJI Spark Aprox 800m from land at 100m alt.
Dis braaf!!!

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+1, baie braaf.  Ek sÍ vir my Spark baai elke keer wanneer ek opstyg, nooit seker of hy weer gaan terugkom nie.  Daar is baie riller stories daar buite oor sogenaamde 'fly-aways'.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on May 20, 2019, 09:35:14 am
"The Serpentine", Wilderness.  Taken on Saturday.  It's a pity about the hazy conditions.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 20, 2019, 04:38:46 pm
You fly that drone like a pro and your editing is brilliant

Thanks

+1, baie braaf.  Ek sÍ vir my Spark baai elke keer wanneer ek opstyg, nooit seker of hy weer gaan terugkom nie.  Daar is baie riller stories daar buite oor sogenaamde 'fly-aways'.

I disliked my Spark so much i did not care whether it fell in the ocean lol. That helps.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 20, 2019, 04:52:36 pm
Franschoek pass. DJI Mavic Pro
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 21, 2019, 07:24:02 am
Flying the spark in Mossel Bay
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 21, 2019, 08:18:41 am
Theewaterskloof Dam flyover with the Mavic pro.

Watch it on youtube and give me a like if you enjoyed the video.

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: edgy on May 21, 2019, 08:53:12 am
Cappie do you never see the Great Whites filming over Seal island etc?
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 21, 2019, 10:51:54 am
Cappie do you never see the Great Whites filming over Seal island etc?

I've only filmed over seal island once and i was pretty stressed as it is far out but i am planning on flying there a lot in the future. Will look out for sharks, whales etc.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: edgy on May 21, 2019, 01:14:07 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on May 21, 2019, 01:14:27 pm
Outeniqua pas met die Montagu pas onder. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190521/c0bf67890a7048c034f84090df762bee.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190521/a9665bdc1e69337b3508efb51b4d5192.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190521/e030640309322f065bdb578069e56211.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190521/be7a3809cb4a1352f4dd66d3acaad1a4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190521/fc226ed290a4619752778ec23c68f733.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190521/01a7fee2ccce934f4774623bcbf1161d.jpg)

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 21, 2019, 02:17:39 pm
Baie mooi. Ek love daai pas.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 21, 2019, 02:19:38 pm
Flying over the Calitzdorp Dam. Dam at 19%. Mavic Pro

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Post by: Captain Zef on May 22, 2019, 08:43:46 am
Seal island near Mossel Bay. 1100m from land. DJI Mavic Pro
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Post by: Captain Zef on May 22, 2019, 08:46:39 am
Theewaterskloof Dam near Franschoek. DJI Mavic Pro
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Post by: noble steed on May 22, 2019, 09:52:24 am
Seal island near Mossel Bay. 1100m from land. DJI Mavic Pro
Great shots  :thumleft:
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Post by: Eendstop on May 22, 2019, 04:06:50 pm
Keep them coming!
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Post by: Captain Zef on May 23, 2019, 07:50:32 am
Kleinmond Mavic Pro
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Post by: Captain Zef on May 23, 2019, 07:52:55 am
Stock car track Oudtshoorn DJI Spark
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Post by: ChristoffGS on May 23, 2019, 08:28:08 am
Above the clouds (actually fog that came in from the sea), Hoekwil Road outside Wilderness.  DJI Spark.
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Post by: Welsh on May 23, 2019, 08:31:32 am
I monitor the Eskom Tender Bulletins, they were investigating using Drones instead of Helicopters to monitor Powerline condition, they are now looking for someone to set up a facility to test the drones. I am guessing that they don't want to use the Drones and find out that the magnetic fields around the Powerlines screws up the control or directional systems on the drones?  :biggrin:
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Post by: Captain Zef on May 23, 2019, 11:54:26 am
I monitor the Eskom Tender Bulletins, they were investigating using Drones instead of Helicopters to monitor Powerline condition, they are now looking for someone to set up a facility to test the drones. I am guessing that they don't want to use the Drones and find out that the magnetic fields around the Powerlines screws up the control or directional systems on the drones?  :biggrin:

It probably will mess with the drone.  Depending how far you need to fly from the cables.
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Post by: Captain Zef on May 23, 2019, 11:55:45 am
Flying over some lakes in Michigan.  DJI Mavic Pro
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Post by: ChristoffGS on May 23, 2019, 01:49:17 pm
I monitor the Eskom Tender Bulletins, they were investigating using Drones instead of Helicopters to monitor Powerline condition, they are now looking for someone to set up a facility to test the drones. I am guessing that they don't want to use the Drones and find out that the magnetic fields around the Powerlines screws up the control or directional systems on the drones?  :biggrin:

It probably will mess with the drone.  Depending how far you need to fly from the cables.
It seems something like the DJI Matrice M200 will be the answer.  It uses a Real Time Kinematics (RTK) positioning system which it seems is not affected by electrical interference.

https://www.dji.com/matrice-200-series/applications#m200s-app-s1

Quoted elsewhere:
Quote
This drone is not cheap Ė the Matrice 200 price is expected to be double that of the $4,999 Matrice 600 Pro
And I think that price also depends on the camera you choose to go with it.

Video:
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Post by: Captain Zef on May 23, 2019, 03:14:30 pm
Nice machine that. Would love one.
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Post by: Mikie on May 24, 2019, 07:11:30 am
Are those drones petrol powered? Surely big batteries to run that would weigh it down drastically??
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Post by: ChristoffGS on May 24, 2019, 07:20:28 am
Are those drones petrol powered? Surely big batteries to run that would weigh it down drastically??
The Matrice as far as I know is battery powered, but its motors and props are big enough to manage the weight.  Operating time stays limited though/

There is another thread where people are discussing the use of larger drones to assist in stringing overhead power lines.  They mention drones that have an on board petrol engine which charges the batteries on the go:
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=237335.msg4255946#msg4255946
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 24, 2019, 08:07:46 am
Raubenheimer dam Oudtshoorn with my Mavic Pro
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Post by: Captain Zef on May 24, 2019, 08:09:15 am
Red Hills near Oudtshoorn. Mavic Pro
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Post by: ChristoffGS on May 24, 2019, 09:40:32 am
@Captain Zef, your compositions are spot on.  I always think I get it right, but when I have a look at my photos afterwards I am disappointed.

I assume there is some editing done on your photos afterwards?  What tools do you use?
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Post by: Captain Zef on May 24, 2019, 11:06:16 am
@Captain Zef, your compositions are spot on.  I always think I get it right, but when I have a look at my photos afterwards I am disappointed.

I assume there is some editing done on your photos afterwards?  What tools do you use?

As a short description of how i shoot.

I always shoot RAW mode. This lets me focus my attention on composition.
Then i take plenty of photos from different angles trying to stick to the Thirds rule.

When i get back home i use Adobe Lightroom. The 10 USD per month subscription is worth it for me.
I adjust my photos to look like the way i saw it. I try to not go to crazy with colors. I do however boost most of the clouds.
I generally  auto correct white points and black points.
Then i crop the photo if needed to correct for the Thirds rule.
Then i turn down exposure slightly because i over expose all my photos.
I  play with shadows and highlights.
Then i add a little saturation.
If i need to i do Noise reduction.
After that i add a little bit of dark vignette.
Then i add my watermark and thats it.

Most of my photos i do this way.

Sometimes i do a high contrast black and white photo.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 24, 2019, 11:13:58 am
Stompdrift Dam near De Rust.  DJI Mavic Pro
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Post by: Captain Zef on May 24, 2019, 11:16:47 am
The video that goes with the photos above.

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Post by: dookie on May 24, 2019, 11:17:54 am
Bass fishing close to Dinokeng (Boekenhout Conservancy)

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Post by: ChristoffGS on May 24, 2019, 11:34:05 am
@Captain Zef, your compositions are spot on.  I always think I get it right, but when I have a look at my photos afterwards I am disappointed.

I assume there is some editing done on your photos afterwards?  What tools do you use?

As a short description of how i shoot.

I always shoot RAW mode. This lets me focus my attention on composition.
Then i take plenty of photos from different angles trying to stick to the Thirds rule.

When i get back home i use Adobe Lightroom. The 10 USD per month subscription is worth it for me.
I adjust my photos to look like the way i saw it. I try to not go to crazy with colors. I do however boost most of the clouds.
I generally  auto correct white points and black points.
Then i crop the photo if needed to correct for the Thirds rule.
Then i turn down exposure slightly because i over expose all my photos.
I  play with shadows and highlights.
Then i add a little saturation.
If i need to i do Noise reduction.
After that i add a little bit of dark vignette.
Then i add my watermark and thats it.

Most of my photos i do this way.

Sometimes i do a high contrast black and white photo.
Thanks for the 'tutorial'. I'm going to try putting in more effort for better results, according to your guidelines!

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Post by: Captain Zef on May 24, 2019, 11:53:01 am
Christoff i am no pro but yes those steps make my pictures look much much better. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 24, 2019, 11:55:06 am
Did my longest flight yet. Over 4km away from me. I play the video back at 100 km/h. This was in Prins Albert with my Mavic Pro.

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Post by: DirtRebell on May 24, 2019, 12:10:15 pm
Hier is 'n paar wat ek die naweek by Mount Cedar geneem het.
Mavic Pro.
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Post by: Captain Zef on May 24, 2019, 01:58:34 pm
Baie mook ek like daai pad
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Post by: DirtRebell on May 24, 2019, 05:56:04 pm
Slight edit, ek sien ek het 'n phantom pro.
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Post by: DirtRebell on May 24, 2019, 06:26:27 pm
Die thread het my inspireer om tussen werk en skemerkelkies gou op te gaan
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Post by: Captain Zef on May 26, 2019, 06:52:43 pm
Die thread het my inspireer om tussen werk en skemerkelkies gou op te gaan

Daai is die beste tyd om te vlieg maar ai dis tog so moeilik om daai tyd van die dag nog lus te voel vir fotos neem. Daai is kuier, TV en Games tyd.
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Post by: Captain Zef on May 26, 2019, 06:56:18 pm
Out flying. DJI Mavic Pro
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Post by: grim101 on May 26, 2019, 07:18:57 pm
DJI Spark

Plaasdam op 'n vriend se plaas. Op een plek gestaan en nader gevlieg.

Die naweek my spark 980m gevlieg en nog 50%sein gehad. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190526/b35ad7644c23450a0d64e87d5adcbadd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190526/daeb4f8128ae7a45e2ed98b4ad983331.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190526/664bc6fdbf2301be9dbd24227196763a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190526/a5dcfdfd3139e4a9d3ec686c86cf1dc2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190526/d3b7ff3bea677ebe32480b64c62a9500.jpg)

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on May 26, 2019, 08:52:57 pm
Baie mooi.
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Post by: grim101 on May 26, 2019, 09:27:51 pm
Baie mooi.
Dankie. Ek leer nog!


Title: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Noneking on May 31, 2019, 03:08:57 pm
Got a good deal on a Mavic Air here on the forum and package arrived today. Amazing how easy it is to use! Will be hanging around here to learn from you guys......
Few pics taken on my first flight, unfortunately just around the house..... :peepwall:




(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/75a1acf8d678ad66f57800960d1fbe00.jpg)




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Post by: Noneking on May 31, 2019, 04:40:54 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/0dcb47b98ebee363e5ae107145b7f53e.jpg)



(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/ae7402f3116a6533c958872b19161b16.jpg)




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Post by: Tom van Brits on May 31, 2019, 05:08:40 pm
Nice, looking fw to see more!
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Post by: grim101 on June 01, 2019, 12:35:37 pm
Baie goed vir jou eerste vlug!
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Post by: grim101 on June 01, 2019, 12:38:24 pm
Gisteraand se sonsondergang. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190601/fded45fe03a60fdf57f980ffc3bda5f0.jpg)
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Post by: grim101 on June 01, 2019, 12:40:05 pm
Enige advies oor ligter of donker sal waardeer word. Sodra ek hom ligter maak dan verloor ek die mooiheid van die son. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190601/a95e00f46475e584b1fc153a68314a1a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190601/7722080be75b64fad50a7cd0a0ae7d0b.jpg)
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Post by: Tom van Brits on June 01, 2019, 05:14:55 pm
Neewat ek dink jou exposure is goed genoeg. Jy kan n filter van onder na bo optrek in lightroom om n bietjie skadu detail terug te wen maar tog is die foto in my mening realisties en gebalanseerd.
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Post by: Noneking on June 01, 2019, 05:51:45 pm
Took the drone up for a sunset pic. Found it very difficult and quite frustrating. Took 20 odd pics, with only on or two worthwhile




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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Noneking on June 01, 2019, 05:54:20 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190601/c5d2f712142fb1569282ef006b3568a3.jpg)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: noble steed on June 01, 2019, 06:02:38 pm
Itís a learning curve. Especially if youíre used to a DSLR, tiny drone sensor has much more difficulty with dynamic range needed for sunsets. Make sure youíre shooting raw! I find DJI really over-processes the jpegs and can loose a lot of details.
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Post by: dual on June 01, 2019, 08:04:25 pm
Hermanus

(https://i.imgur.com/mPuE47a.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HoCF9Aj.jpg)
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Post by: Tom van Brits on June 01, 2019, 08:38:56 pm
HDR Maartin or dit you just turn the saturation to max? Some may like it, but too me it's a tad too busy.
I would like it in more natural tones, but that's just me. Awesome scenery and great composition though!!
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Post by: noble steed on June 02, 2019, 08:01:24 am
Nature's Valley
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Post by: Tom van Brits on June 02, 2019, 01:43:32 pm
Nature's Valley

Stunning  :thumleft:
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Post by: Wayne on June 02, 2019, 03:33:55 pm
grim101 I edited your pics a bit. Not everyone likes this type of effect but I smaak it.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190602/f47e64e7c1cfbbd4c4567593f449cefd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190602/ae63c4c13ba29e098629cbe50164158d.jpg)

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Post by: Noneking on June 02, 2019, 03:38:25 pm
Nature's Valley


Very nice!
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Post by: Noneking on June 02, 2019, 06:28:37 pm
Near Kaapsehoop today



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Post by: grim101 on June 02, 2019, 08:17:15 pm


grim101 I edited your pics a bit. Not everyone likes this type of effect but I smaak it.

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Ek hou daarvan. Wat het jy gemaak?
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Post by: Wayne on June 02, 2019, 08:58:50 pm


grim101 I edited your pics a bit. Not everyone likes this type of effect but I smaak it.

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Ek hou daarvan. Wat het jy gemaak?
Smartphone app en n filter. Die effect werk lekker met wolke en son vir kontras(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190602/18961e386a89e9aa943db32c82b8c50a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190602/41dd2f87a994e24c839ca442a68c148e.jpg)

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on June 02, 2019, 09:16:00 pm
Baie lekker app. Baie goed om te stel!
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Post by: grim101 on June 02, 2019, 09:25:06 pm
. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190602/6ac729fb41a7e06c43df94118584667e.jpg)
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Post by: ChristoffGS on June 03, 2019, 07:29:30 am
I just love the 'bird's eye'/'top down' photos.  I mean, isn't that the purpose of aerial photography?  ;D

Canola silo's at 'Spiegelsrivier', outside Heidelberg WC.

Taken with DJI Spark.
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Post by: Captain Zef on June 03, 2019, 09:57:03 am
Got a good deal on a Mavic Air here on the forum and package arrived today. Amazing how easy it is to use! Will be hanging around here to learn from you guys......
Few pics taken on my first flight, unfortunately just around the house..... :peepwall:




(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/75a1acf8d678ad66f57800960d1fbe00.jpg)




(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/1c5a307cf9758efe5a182635f0413f18.jpg)



(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/5fe41b6346e1bba3a051ff29ffe147d5.jpg)
Well done. Great shots there. Drone flying is really easy. Its not really flying its more like having a really long tripod. LoL

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on June 03, 2019, 09:58:26 am
Enige advies oor ligter of donker sal waardeer word. Sodra ek hom ligter maak dan verloor ek die mooiheid van die son. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190601/a95e00f46475e584b1fc153a68314a1a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190601/7722080be75b64fad50a7cd0a0ae7d0b.jpg)
Shoot RAW mode. Edit in Adobe lightroom. Then you can decide how much light there is where.

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on June 03, 2019, 09:59:39 am
Took the drone up for a sunset pic. Found it very difficult and quite frustrating. Took 20 odd pics, with only on or two worthwhile




(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190601/48fd8222bd248cddf1bd6d389dfac0bb.jpg)
To make sun shots work you have to run it through an editor unfortunately.


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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on June 03, 2019, 10:00:02 am
Ek dink nie die Spark kan raw mode afneem nie.
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Post by: Captain Zef on June 03, 2019, 10:01:01 am
Itís a learning curve. Especially if youíre used to a DSLR, tiny drone sensor has much more difficulty with dynamic range needed for sunsets. Make sure youíre shooting raw! I find DJI really over-processes the jpegs and can loose a lot of details.
Agreed 100%. I dont want to be the one selling Adobe products here but friends don't let friends shoot jpeg lol

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Post by: Captain Zef on June 03, 2019, 10:01:38 am
Hermanus

(https://i.imgur.com/mPuE47a.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HoCF9Aj.jpg)
Baie mooi love dit.

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on June 03, 2019, 10:06:22 am
Ek dink nie die Spark kan raw mode afneem nie.
Korrek en daar sien jy nou een van die limitations van die Spark.

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Post by: Captain Zef on June 03, 2019, 10:12:54 am
Here i am sipping on a cocktail surrounded by girls in bikinis and i miss my bike and my drone. I am such a nerd. Hahaha.

I love this thread guys lets keep it going.

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: noble steed on June 03, 2019, 10:18:23 am
I just love the 'bird's eye'/'top down' photos.  I mean, isn't that the purpose of aerial photography?  ;D

Canola silo's at 'Spiegelsrivier', outside Heidelberg WC.

Taken with DJI Spark.

Great birds eye views - great time of day to be shooting, shadows very effective in the composition
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on June 03, 2019, 04:57:00 pm
I just love the 'bird's eye'/'top down' photos.  I mean, isn't that the purpose of aerial photography?  ;D

Canola silo's at 'Spiegelsrivier', outside Heidelberg WC.

Taken with DJI Spark.

Great birds eye views - great time of day to be shooting, shadows very effective in the composition
Thanks.  Yes, shadows makes these kind of photo's.  This was late morning.  I want to do another shot late afternoon so that I can shoot towards the mountains in the background.  Should look nice on a clear day and with the orange glow of the sunset.  The 2nd to last photo was very under-exposed due to me shooting in the direction of the sunlight - had to do some bit of editing...
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: noble steed on June 11, 2019, 09:33:04 pm


Winter in the Cape, through my Mavic's eyes
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Post by: TeeJay on June 12, 2019, 06:38:29 am
Very Nice NS - nice to see such unpolluted beaches and pools in nature. Here in the Western Cape, places like that are polluted.

Thanks for posting  :thumleft:
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Post by: Captain Zef on June 12, 2019, 08:08:48 am
Very Nice NS - nice to see such unpolluted beaches and pools in nature. Here in the Western Cape, places like that are polluted.

Thanks for posting  :thumleft:
Many of those shots are in the western cape lol

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Post by: noble steed on June 12, 2019, 08:20:16 am
Very Nice NS - nice to see such unpolluted beaches and pools in nature. Here in the Western Cape, places like that are polluted.

Thanks for posting  :thumleft:
Many of those shots are in the western cape lol

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George/Montagu pass and natures valley are very close to the border...

Making the title ĎEastern Cape and Eastern part of Western Capeí took up too much space.
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Post by: Captain Zef on June 12, 2019, 08:25:33 am
I know i was just wondering where these polluted beaches were in the Western Cape

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Post by: edgy on June 12, 2019, 02:17:31 pm
Very cool NS :thumleft:
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Post by: TeeJay on June 12, 2019, 02:41:20 pm
I know i was just wondering where these polluted beaches were in the Western Cape

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Blouberg for one - there are many more. Then the rock pools in the Wellington area are full of pollution - last summer I removed 10 big plastic bags of rubbish from the rock pools - and I hadn't even made a dent.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on June 12, 2019, 05:12:26 pm
I know i was just wondering where these polluted beaches were in the Western Cape

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Blouberg for one - there are many more. Then the rock pools in the Wellington area are full of pollution - last summer I removed 10 big plastic bags of rubbish from the rock pools - and I hadn't even made a dent.
Damn i need to go check in Mossel bay

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: dual on June 13, 2019, 07:02:16 pm
Raai die pad - die beste toestand wat ek hom nog gesien het

(https://i.imgur.com/EDTbPXP.jpg)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: dual on June 13, 2019, 07:29:57 pm
Na die ander kant toe

(https://i.imgur.com/GusX1HW.jpg)
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Post by: Matewis on June 14, 2019, 07:52:34 am
Raai die pad - die beste toestand wat ek hom nog gesien het

(https://i.imgur.com/EDTbPXP.jpg)

Highlands
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: briv on June 14, 2019, 11:02:09 am
Ek dink nie die Spark kan raw mode afneem nie.
Korrek en daar sien jy nou een van die limitations van die Spark.

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Bly om te sien Cappie se ou Spark en toe Kobus sin en toe myne loop nog so mooi by jou   :ricky: :ricky: :3some:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on June 14, 2019, 11:07:21 am
Ek dink nie die Spark kan raw mode afneem nie.
Korrek en daar sien jy nou een van die limitations van die Spark.

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Bly om te sien Cappie se ou Spark en toe Kobus sin en toe myne loop nog so mooi by jou   :ricky: :ricky: :3some:
Ernstig? So hy het al 'n paar km op
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: briv on June 15, 2019, 05:28:42 pm
Ek dink nie die Spark kan raw mode afneem nie.
Korrek en daar sien jy nou een van die limitations van die Spark.

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Bly om te sien Cappie se ou Spark en toe Kobus sin en toe myne loop nog so mooi by jou   :ricky: :ricky: :3some:
Ernstig? So hy het al 'n paar km op
Ek dink Caps het die meeste opgesit, Kobus het hom gelanseer en weer in sy tas gesit, ek het so 2 ure se vlieg gehad...  :ricky:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on June 18, 2019, 12:43:54 pm
Die voel nou so amper so ongemaklik soos wanneer jy hoor daai warm cherrie by die kerk is jou niggie. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: dual on June 19, 2019, 11:00:25 am
Ons mooi dorp

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: edgy on June 19, 2019, 02:46:25 pm
Hermanus?
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on June 19, 2019, 03:28:10 pm
Ek sal bietjie moet vlieg! :peepwall:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Noneking on June 19, 2019, 03:56:09 pm
Pics taken on Mariepskop
Unedited




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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on June 19, 2019, 03:58:08 pm
Damn nice.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on June 19, 2019, 04:36:32 pm
Prins Albert
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on June 19, 2019, 04:44:59 pm
Jong gesaaides, Voorstekop buitekant Heidelberg (Wes-Kaap).  Langeberge in die agtergrond.  Geneem met DJI Spark.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on June 19, 2019, 04:49:00 pm
Prins Albert
Nice one!
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Tom van Brits on June 19, 2019, 05:58:55 pm
Pics taken on Mariepskop
Unedited




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Mariepskop is een van die mooiste uitsigte wat ek sover nog in ons land gesien het. Ongelooflik mooi!!
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: dual on June 19, 2019, 07:11:35 pm
Hermanus?

Net so  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Matewis on June 19, 2019, 09:14:39 pm
Prins Albert

Love daai dorpie. is oor 'n maand daar!
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: noble steed on June 20, 2019, 08:26:48 am
Ski boat festival this weekend.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on June 20, 2019, 01:07:08 pm
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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: BossPierreLombard on June 25, 2019, 09:38:10 pm
There was lekker snow forecast for this past friday, so I did a quick overnighter in the 4x4 ;

Ceres, Tankwa Padstal, Katbakkies, Oasis, stayed over at Sanddrif and came back via Algeria and back road to Citrusdal.

There was no snow:/

Just as we came down Uitkyk Pass; we headed into a cloud.


The cloud closed in too quickly to get that money shot.. and the turbulence was quite heavy for the Spark, but I tried anyway

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on June 30, 2019, 01:10:21 pm
Sad news i lost my Mavic Pro in Montagu Pass near George this morning. Pity because i had really great shots on it.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Wayne on June 30, 2019, 01:46:34 pm
Sad news i lost my Mavic Pro in Montagu Pass near George this morning. Pity because i had really great shots on it.
Insured I hope?

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Vis Arend on June 30, 2019, 03:10:55 pm
Sad news i lost my Mavic Pro in Montagu Pass near George this morning. Pity because i had really great shots on it.

I know the feeling, lost mine 2 weeks ago in a gorge in the former Transkei.  According to the locals a Fish Eagle attached the damn thing and it went down.  According to the locals it is a full days hike into that area.  I had a R1 000 reward out in recovery of the drone, but no success.  Luckily I am insured.  :eek7:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on June 30, 2019, 05:41:43 pm
Sad news i lost my Mavic Pro in Montagu Pass near George this morning. Pity because i had really great shots on it.
Insured I hope?

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Nope.

Sad news i lost my Mavic Pro in Montagu Pass near George this morning. Pity because i had really great shots on it.

I know the feeling, lost mine 2 weeks ago in a gorge in the former Transkei.  According to the locals a Fish Eagle attached the damn thing and it went down.  According to the locals it is a full days hike into that area.  I had a R1 000 reward out in recovery of the drone, but no success.  Luckily I am insured.  :eek7:

I have a feeling a bird took mine down as well.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on June 30, 2019, 06:44:50 pm
Fixer-uppers in the area, part one...

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: DirtRebell on June 30, 2019, 07:28:08 pm
Fixer-uppers in the area, part one...



Mooi foto's Kobus. Wanneer was jy daar?
Ek het gister ook daar gestop - jou 1ste pic.

Laaste een lyk soos Eselbank pad?
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on June 30, 2019, 07:34:57 pm
Fixer-uppers in the area, part one...



Mooi foto's Kobus. Wanneer was jy daar?
Ek het gister ook daar gestop - jou 1ste pic.

Laaste een lyk soos Eselbank pad?

Ek vermoed julle het van voor af by my verby gery gisteroggenx waar mens begin afgaan Oasis toe Op Die Berg se kant af, drie bikes, twee met pillion en een sonder?

Ja die ander was voor Eselbank gewees, daarna het ek waterval toe gegaan het daar ook Ďn paar geneem.

En toe sien ek Wupperthal, wow dit is sad om die dorpie te sien soos dit nou lyk  :'(
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: DirtRebell on June 30, 2019, 07:44:47 pm
Fixer-uppers in the area, part one...



Mooi foto's Kobus. Wanneer was jy daar?
Ek het gister ook daar gestop - jou 1ste pic.

Laaste een lyk soos Eselbank pad?

Ek vermoed julle het van voor af by my verby gery gisteroggenx waar mens begin afgaan Oasis toe Op Die Berg se kant af, drie bikes, twee met pillion en een sonder?

Ja die ander was voor Eselbank gewees, daarna het ek waterval toe gegaan het daar ook Ďn paar geneem.

En toe sien ek Wupperthal, wow dit is sad om die dorpie te sien soos dit nou lyk  :'(

Ja dit was ons. Ai, dat ons mekaar nou so kon mis.
Het 2 aande by Oasis geslaap en net Saterdag by Padstal gaan eet.
Waar het julle oorgebly?

Die Eselbank pad is ongelooflik mooi, en daarteenoor is Wuppertal se huidige stand net so tragies.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on June 30, 2019, 08:16:07 pm
Sad news i lost my Mavic Pro in Montagu Pass near George this morning. Pity because i had really great shots on it.
Oh no! My worst nightmare. What happened @Captain Zef?
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: BossPierreLombard on June 30, 2019, 08:29:11 pm
Sad news i lost my Mavic Pro in Montagu Pass near George this morning. Pity because i had really great shots on it.

Last year I lost my Garmin Montana ( hopped out the Tourtech mount - a piece of string would have saved me on that one ) in the Anyberg Reserve.

Then just before Seweweekspoort Pass I noticed my  Gopro mount broke - the mount stayed but the gopro left.

I was sad when the gps was gone, and after the Gopro left = freedom; just me on the bike with no worries of batteries and recording.

Now with a SPARK - i find itís a whole lot more effort.

Pack it safely and securely. Then stop, unpack, lift off - record- land, pack up - ride on.

But with effort comes reward..
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on June 30, 2019, 08:33:19 pm
Sad news i lost my Mavic Pro in Montagu Pass near George this morning. Pity because i had really great shots on it.
Oh no! My worst nightmare. What happened @Captain Zef?

Got distracted by some beautiful scenery then reversed into the side of the mountain while trying to compose a shot.
I tracked the position. I will go back tomorrow morning to try and retrieve it.

Simple mistake by me.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on July 01, 2019, 06:58:17 am
Sad news i lost my Mavic Pro in Montagu Pass near George this morning. Pity because i had really great shots on it.
Oh no! My worst nightmare. What happened @Captain Zef?

Got distracted by some beautiful scenery then reversed into the side of the mountain while trying to compose a shot.
I tracked the position. I will go back tomorrow morning to try and retrieve it.

Simple mistake by me.
Good luck.  Let us know the outcome!
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: noble steed on July 01, 2019, 09:12:30 am
Sad news i lost my Mavic Pro in Montagu Pass near George this morning. Pity because i had really great shots on it.

I know the feeling, lost mine 2 weeks ago in a gorge in the former Transkei.  According to the locals a Fish Eagle attached the damn thing and it went down.  According to the locals it is a full days hike into that area.  I had a R1 000 reward out in recovery of the drone, but no success.  Luckily I am insured.  :eek7:

Did your insurance pay out with the fish eagle?

I lost my Mavic last year in the ocean chasing whales, insurance entertained the claim until they found it was airborne, then refused it due to all the small print... Only insured if on the ground/theft etc.

When I first got mavic I chatted to operator and other brokers and none where prepared to ensure during flight unless you had a RPL. Also none prepared to provide any liability cover.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on July 01, 2019, 11:38:50 am
Thats exactly why i did not even bother with flight insurance.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on July 01, 2019, 11:42:52 am
Anyway its lost boys. I went back to the location after tracking it. Its very high above any road or path on a steep section. You will need to be pretty fit and handy with ropes to recover that bastard.

For now i will see all my Mavic parts. I will buy a Mavic Pro 2 when i get some more US Dollars.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: noble steed on July 01, 2019, 12:25:51 pm
Anyway its lost boys. I went back to the location after tracking it. Its very high above any road or path on a steep section. You will need to be pretty fit and handy with ropes to recover that bastard.

For now i will see all my Mavic parts. I will buy a Mavic Pro 2 when i get some more US Dollars.

I was very tempted to buy an M2pro when I lost mine, but had extra M1 batteries etc, and money was a little tight, so R16k got a refurb Mavic 1 with extra battery, so now have 3 batteries with those I already had, instead of R37k for an M2pro with spare batteries.

Yes I sometimes miss the extra dynamic range on the photos. But apparently video can be quite complex to work with on M2Pro, h.265 needs much more processing power than h.264 (which my i7/1060 barely copes with in editing) and some odd video resolutions, either crops to centre 12MP of sensor for 'HQ' mode with a cropped sensor zoom effect, or full wide angle but looses sharpness as the algorithm to assign odd number pixels from the full sensor to 4K looses some sharpness.

That said, if I had the $$ I'd still like to spend it on M2... Drones are like bikes, you can never have too many

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on July 01, 2019, 12:28:23 pm
There is no way i am paying R37k for a MPro 2.

Wait a little while i will buy it for R15k in the states.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Vis Arend on July 01, 2019, 01:22:31 pm
Sad news i lost my Mavic Pro in Montagu Pass near George this morning. Pity because i had really great shots on it.

I know the feeling, lost mine 2 weeks ago in a gorge in the former Transkei.  According to the locals a Fish Eagle attached the damn thing and it went down.  According to the locals it is a full days hike into that area.  I had a R1 000 reward out in recovery of the drone, but no success.  Luckily I am insured.  :eek7:

Did your insurance pay out with the fish eagle?

I lost my Mavic last year in the ocean chasing whales, insurance entertained the claim until they found it was airborne, then refused it due to all the small print... Only insured if on the ground/theft etc.

When I first got mavic I chatted to operator and other brokers and none where prepared to ensure during flight unless you had a RPL. Also none prepared to provide any liability cover.

Will let you now, at the moment busy with them.  Will inform you guys of the outcome.     :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on July 01, 2019, 06:00:54 pm
Fixer-uppers in the area, part one...



Mooi foto's Kobus. Wanneer was jy daar?
Ek het gister ook daar gestop - jou 1ste pic.

Laaste een lyk soos Eselbank pad?

Ek vermoed julle het van voor af by my verby gery gisteroggenx waar mens begin afgaan Oasis toe Op Die Berg se kant af, drie bikes, twee met pillion en een sonder?

Ja die ander was voor Eselbank gewees, daarna het ek waterval toe gegaan het daar ook Ďn paar geneem.

En toe sien ek Wupperthal, wow dit is sad om die dorpie te sien soos dit nou lyk  :'(

Ja dit was ons. Ai, dat ons mekaar nou so kon mis.
Het 2 aande by Oasis geslaap en net Saterdag by Padstal gaan eet.
Waar het julle oorgebly?

Die Eselbank pad is ongelooflik mooi, en daarteenoor is Wuppertal se huidige stand net so tragies.

Ek was aleen daar, het by C5 by die vuur gesit meeste van die tyd nadat ek die middag Truitjieskraal gaan plat loop het.

Eselbank pad is great, die hele area kort net water, nie een van die normale stroompies loop nie, end die Eselbank waterval loop ook maar effe.

Sal weer so oor 'n maand gaan kyk of daar al bietjie maar water is.

Clanwilliam Dam is net so naar leeg, end die rivier loop, maar nie baie sterk nie.

Edit:  As jy weer gaan, maak plan om by Wupperthal langs die Tra-Tra rivier so ent in te ry, dit is besonders mooi, veral wanneer die blomme begin.
Daar kan wel 'n paar water crossings wees, en die pad loop dood so mens moet genoeg tyd en brandstof beplan om in, en uit te kan ry.
Baie lekker 4x4 trip vir die gesin vir 'n piekniek langs die rivier.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: shark_za on July 02, 2019, 04:24:44 pm
You will need to be pretty fit and handy with ropes to recover that bastard.


Use a drone.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Dustman on July 03, 2019, 12:41:48 pm
With a magnet tied underneath.........dunno if drones have any metal in them  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: NeilV on July 03, 2019, 12:58:44 pm
Some photos taken with my Spark...

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on July 03, 2019, 03:37:59 pm
You will need to be pretty fit and handy with ropes to recover that bastard.


Use a drone.

If only we had a man of your intelligence at the crash site.   :biggrin: :biggrin:

Nah in all honesty i did get a couple of friends to offer trying to hook it with a drone. I don't want two drones stuck on the mountain which will probably happen.  :lol8: :lol8:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Vis Arend on July 03, 2019, 03:46:43 pm
Some photos taken with my Spark...

Very nice.   :thumleft:  :thumleft:  :thumleft:

What or how did you get that 3rd photo like that?  I like.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on July 03, 2019, 04:16:22 pm
Some of the last shots i got from my dead drone.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on July 03, 2019, 04:18:09 pm
These are just before the crash.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on July 03, 2019, 05:06:35 pm
These are just before the crash.
Great shots.  So sad though... :'(
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Mr Zog on July 04, 2019, 02:46:33 am
Some photos taken with my Spark...

that house on the edge of the ocean...   :drif:

that would be my dream home  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: NeilV on July 04, 2019, 09:07:27 am
Some photos taken with my Spark...

Very nice.   :thumleft:  :thumleft:  :thumleft:

What or how did you get that 3rd photo like that?  I like.   :thumleft:

That photo was taken on a farm in Botswana, it's a photo of Luiperdpan. It's a 360 degree panoramic photo which can be used in Facebook or you can create a sphere photo like I did. Do a Google search for "360 degree turned into sphere", there are some great tutorials out there.

Here's a link to an example of how it looks in's 360: https://kuula.co/post/7k0hp
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: NeilV on July 04, 2019, 09:56:43 am
Some photos taken with my Spark...

that house on the edge of the ocean...   :drif:

that would be my dream home  :thumleft:

That photo was taken at Hole in the Wall, Transkei. Wouldn't mind living there myself.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on July 04, 2019, 02:40:53 pm
Soos jy prins Albert inkom. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190704/32a33ba22168e17fa0e46eb478462ff7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190704/a354a47fef9ce44e55fcbfdd3221270d.jpg)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on July 04, 2019, 03:45:03 pm
Baie mooi
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on July 04, 2019, 04:25:38 pm
Nog 'n paar. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190704/1b382355fd1acea1e0aa732abc9cfc0f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190704/3e6af9bbd1687cfd50b429195e369d43.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190704/b64a01ae110dcc98122a458783d5bc35.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190704/5da447b181f1c04bc62efe4b2297a9e5.jpg)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Vis Arend on July 04, 2019, 07:56:41 pm
Some photos taken with my Spark...

Very nice.   :thumleft:  :thumleft:  :thumleft:

What or how did you get that 3rd photo like that?  I like.   :thumleft:

That photo was taken on a farm in Botswana, it's a photo of Luiperdpan. It's a 360 degree panoramic photo which can be used in Facebook or you can create a sphere photo like I did. Do a Google search for "360 degree turned into sphere", there are some great tutorials out there.

Here's a link to an example of how it looks in's 360: https://kuula.co/post/7k0hp

Thanks a mil.  Will have a look at it.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Vis Arend on July 04, 2019, 08:04:46 pm
Some photos taken with my Spark...

that house on the edge of the ocean...   :drif:

that would be my dream home  :thumleft:

That photo was taken at Hole in the Wall, Transkei. Wouldn't mind living there myself.  :thumleft:

Also in the old Transkei.  Beautiful place. 

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: noble steed on July 06, 2019, 07:50:10 pm
Not your typical drone shot...

But whales have been scarce, so chasing ski-boats at sunrise, makes for great panning shots
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Vis Arend on July 07, 2019, 05:21:15 am

Did your insurance pay out with the fish eagle?

I lost my Mavic last year in the ocean chasing whales, insurance entertained the claim until they found it was airborne, then refused it due to all the small print... Only insured if on the ground/theft etc.

When I first got mavic I chatted to operator and other brokers and none where prepared to ensure during flight unless you had a RPL. Also none prepared to provide any liability cover.

Will let you now, at the moment busy with them.  Will inform you guys of the outcome.     :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Insurance paid out minus my access, 10% of claim.   :thumleft:  They can keep my business for a while longer.    :biggrin:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: noble steed on July 07, 2019, 07:03:40 am

Did your insurance pay out with the fish eagle?

I lost my Mavic last year in the ocean chasing whales, insurance entertained the claim until they found it was airborne, then refused it due to all the small print... Only insured if on the ground/theft etc.

When I first got mavic I chatted to operator and other brokers and none where prepared to ensure during flight unless you had a RPL. Also none prepared to provide any liability cover.

Will let you now, at the moment busy with them.  Will inform you guys of the outcome.     :thumleft: :thumleft:


Insurance paid out minus my access, 10% of claim.   :thumleft:  They can keep my business for a while longer.    :biggrin:
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So who are you insured with?
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Vis Arend on July 07, 2019, 02:53:53 pm
Renasa
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on July 08, 2019, 08:55:04 am

Did your insurance pay out with the fish eagle?

I lost my Mavic last year in the ocean chasing whales, insurance entertained the claim until they found it was airborne, then refused it due to all the small print... Only insured if on the ground/theft etc.

When I first got mavic I chatted to operator and other brokers and none where prepared to ensure during flight unless you had a RPL. Also none prepared to provide any liability cover.

Will let you now, at the moment busy with them.  Will inform you guys of the outcome.     :thumleft: :thumleft:


Insurance paid out minus my access, 10% of claim.   :thumleft:  They can keep my business for a while longer.    :biggrin:
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Vis Arend, maybe it was mentioned before, but I assume you have a RPL otherwise the insurance would not have paid out?
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: dual on July 13, 2019, 07:39:09 pm
Zwelihle, in the centre of Hermanus

(https://i.imgur.com/OPF0u7S.jpg)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on July 14, 2019, 05:29:00 pm
Table Mountain on a wind-still day, not the cleanest city around...


Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on July 14, 2019, 05:40:01 pm
West Coast...

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on July 14, 2019, 05:43:26 pm
West Coast...

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: EssBee on July 18, 2019, 01:16:04 pm
Is that by any chance Trekos?
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on July 20, 2019, 06:55:08 pm
Canola starting to bloom...

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on July 20, 2019, 06:56:53 pm
Klipheuwel...

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on July 20, 2019, 06:58:24 pm
Solo DS rider in the distance on his Africa Twin...

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: noble steed on July 21, 2019, 09:13:04 am
Canola starting to bloom...

I love the circles spreading out from the corner
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on July 21, 2019, 09:46:30 am
Is that by any chance Trekos?

No, but not far from there.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on July 21, 2019, 09:48:12 am
Canola starting to bloom...

I love the circles spreading out from the corner

Will go back in a few weeks time, Canola should be much nicer then.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: dual on July 26, 2019, 05:41:35 pm
Hier is die bewys dat die aarde rond is   :biggrin:

(https://i.imgur.com/BS6DK4k.jpg)

Hermanus van so 90 meter op

(https://i.imgur.com/5KSVpN2.jpg)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on July 28, 2019, 05:52:15 pm
New road into the mountain behind Oasis - a work in progress...

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on July 28, 2019, 05:53:50 pm
Truitjieskraal...

Spot the climber...


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Post by: Geel Kat on July 28, 2019, 05:54:32 pm
Oasis...

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Post by: Geel Kat on July 28, 2019, 05:55:27 pm
Die pomphuis...

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Post by: Geel Kat on July 28, 2019, 05:56:38 pm
Eselbank...

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on July 28, 2019, 05:57:32 pm
Eselbank...

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on July 28, 2019, 05:58:04 pm
And Wupperthal, very sad to see it like this...

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on July 28, 2019, 05:59:07 pm
Awesome fotos. Dankie
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Post by: Tom van Brits on July 28, 2019, 07:08:13 pm
Jenee n klompie mooi fotos hier!!
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Post by: TeeJay on July 29, 2019, 01:07:16 pm
Baie mooi - dankie Meneer  :thumleft:
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Post by: DirtRebell on July 29, 2019, 06:50:11 pm
pragtige fotos Kobus.
Ek moet tog eenslag daar by die waterval gaan stop.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: DirtRebell on July 29, 2019, 06:59:37 pm
Geneem op plaas anderkant Strydenburg waar ek vroeŽr die maand gaan jag het.
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Post by: FanieKrismis on July 29, 2019, 07:17:20 pm
Nice.

Biltong?
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Post by: DirtRebell on July 29, 2019, 07:42:25 pm
Nice.

Biltong?

Dankie

Nee

 :biggrin:
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Post by: FanieKrismis on July 29, 2019, 07:48:07 pm
 :imaposer:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: grim101 on August 25, 2019, 11:01:12 pm
Teekloofpas

Tussen Fraserburg en Leeu Gamka.

Tyd was beperk daarom is sommige fotos donkerder as ander.

Daar is net een kleur en dis droogte.

Res van foto's moet nog resize word. A180(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190825/5f9972b0c232b104a3c8be0170ba9e82.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190825/353d45f80e17b295085ca50c30eab13e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190825/a9281342f6f57aee9efa080cbb359377.jpg)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on August 26, 2019, 06:20:48 pm
Pragtig
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Post by: Geel Kat on August 28, 2019, 04:08:13 pm
Canola looking good at the moment.

Interesting that the part under irrigation is less dense than the part outside that area.

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Post by: noble steed on September 20, 2019, 11:52:12 am
Sunrise over humpack tail
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Post by: grim101 on September 20, 2019, 12:00:39 pm
Baie mooi
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Post by: GIDEON on September 20, 2019, 12:11:48 pm
Baie mooi almal  :thumleft:
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Post by: Sardine on September 22, 2019, 05:43:37 pm
Canola looking good at the moment.

Interesting that the part under irrigation is less dense than the part outside that area.

Is that near Diemerskraal?
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Post by: ChristoffGS on September 23, 2019, 08:12:53 am
@Geel Kat, van hoe hoog is daai 2de foto geneem?  Watse drone?
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Post by: Geel Kat on September 23, 2019, 10:28:36 am
Canola looking good at the moment.

Interesting that the part under irrigation is less dense than the part outside that area.

Is that near Diemerskraal?

No.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on September 23, 2019, 10:29:40 am
@Geel Kat, van hoe hoog is daai 2de foto geneem?  Watse drone?

Mavic Air, geen idee nie sal moet gaan kyk maar sover ek weet vlieg die drone operator nie baie hoog nie.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: dual on September 25, 2019, 05:50:05 pm
My kantoor view vandag, Arabella, vir werk, nie plesier nie

(https://i.imgur.com/Cu5adzG.jpg)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: dual on October 12, 2019, 10:28:53 am
Sandbaai en Schulphoek (die melkhoutboom bos word vernietig deur die volk)

(https://i.imgur.com/sCCln5N.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GEwxJKn.jpg)
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Post by: grim101 on October 12, 2019, 03:20:42 pm
Eerste ding wat waai as daar shacks naby is, is die vuurmaakhout.
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Post by: FanieKrismis on October 12, 2019, 04:41:52 pm
Sandbaai en Schulphoek (die melkhoutboom bos word vernietig deur die volk)


Trees will be gone before the local drone policewoman gets you...
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: dual on October 12, 2019, 09:17:57 pm
Trees will be gone before the local drone policewoman gets you...


What drone policewoman?, they can't even police the offenders destroying the forest
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on October 20, 2019, 07:31:49 pm
A few in Hermanus, Gansbaai and surrounds...

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Post by: Geel Kat on October 20, 2019, 07:32:53 pm
...few more...

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Post by: Geel Kat on October 20, 2019, 07:34:44 pm
... a few more...

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Post by: Vis Arend on October 20, 2019, 08:34:36 pm
 Mbotyi in die old Transkei

Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: dual on October 26, 2019, 01:52:14 pm
Today

(https://i.imgur.com/UPpS3uu.jpg)
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Post by: ChristoffGS on October 29, 2019, 04:15:32 pm
Today

(https://i.imgur.com/UPpS3uu.jpg)
Great pic!
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Post by: ChristoffGS on October 29, 2019, 04:16:41 pm
...few more...
Love the photos of the boat/ship.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on October 30, 2019, 04:46:10 pm
Just saw they made a new drone the Mavic Mini.

Looks like i'll get a drone again lol

Just want it to be on the market for a while.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Geel Kat on October 30, 2019, 09:22:40 pm
Just saw they made a new drone the Mavic Mini.

Looks like i'll get a drone again lol

Just want it to be on the market for a while.

A foldable Spark, where a Spark will not be much worse.

You had a Pro, you will not be satisfied with the Mini.

But... if you do get one, another WD will get a good deal on a barely used Mini soon.

If it were me, i would wait till early next year to see what else pops out, but then again I am on a budget...
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on October 31, 2019, 07:32:48 am
Just saw they made a new drone the Mavic Mini.

Looks like i'll get a drone again lol

Just want it to be on the market for a while.

A foldable Spark, where a Spark will not be much worse.

You had a Pro, you will not be satisfied with the Mini.

But... if you do get one, another WD will get a good deal on a barely used Mini soon.

If it were me, i would wait till early next year to see what else pops out, but then again I am on a budget...

Yeah i don't want another pro. The small drones are better in a way. They don't have range but i can live with it.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on October 31, 2019, 07:53:01 am
I just printed this photo at A1 and its from a Spark. Print looks amazing. Just letting you boys know.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: shark_za on October 31, 2019, 08:12:48 am
It looks to have a lot more flight time than the spark as well as a 3-axis gimbal. Id take it over a Spark anyday.
It wont replace my Mavic Air though; costs more like Spark than Air though.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on November 01, 2019, 07:57:03 am
It looks to have a lot more flight time than the spark as well as a 3-axis gimbal. Id take it over a Spark anyday.
It wont replace my Mavic Air though; costs more like Spark than Air though.

Maximum 30mins flight time.  I get about 12mins out of my Spark.  Like the idea of the 3-axis gimbal.  Probably won't be able to afford one though...  :'(
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Yami Super 10 on November 01, 2019, 08:11:07 am
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Cape Town
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Post by: Yami Super 10 on November 01, 2019, 08:12:12 am
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Struisbaai
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Post by: Yami Super 10 on November 01, 2019, 08:16:07 am
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With permit to take picture for Nature conservation

Cape Agualas 


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Post by: Yami Super 10 on November 01, 2019, 08:18:20 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191101/d93f1194ef7c30418057e149caa556b1.jpg)

Breede river.
Just playing around. My son in picture.


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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: briv on November 01, 2019, 09:05:59 am
I also like this mini, but it does not seem to have "follow me" and front avoidance sensors ? I bought a Spark again 2 weeks ago  ::)
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: ChristoffGS on November 01, 2019, 10:00:29 am
All shot with DJI Spark:
1)  Canola, Spiegelsrivier, Heidelberg WC
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Post by: ChristoffGS on November 01, 2019, 10:01:19 am
2) Anglican Church, Belvidere, Knysna
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Post by: ChristoffGS on November 01, 2019, 10:02:03 am
3)  Dutch Reformed Church, Heiderlberg WC
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Post by: ChristoffGS on November 01, 2019, 10:02:39 am
4)  Bird's eye view of the same Church
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Post by: Captain Zef on November 01, 2019, 12:29:59 pm
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With permit to take picture for Nature conservation

Cape Agualas 


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Great shot
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Post by: Breekbeen on November 01, 2019, 09:09:41 pm
.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191101/dcc5cac8dde691991476ed23b4992b5c.jpg)

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Post by: Breekbeen on November 01, 2019, 09:10:40 pm
Sorry nie drone nie, ek moes klim tot daar.....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191101/538a9911bb779931f359aafa0a4ab979.jpg)

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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: briv on November 18, 2019, 11:13:56 am
bietjie Tankwa toe  :thumleft:
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Post by: danielsaaiman on November 18, 2019, 01:34:57 pm
The new DJI Mavic Mini is the ultimate drone to take on motorcycle adventures...

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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191118/884a1700ecba228e82896f0c67863c23.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191118/f84333d7c969d7a269f57fce96debd5d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191118/5e6598784ac3c352d4ee33b698e4a523.jpg)


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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on November 18, 2019, 06:52:32 pm
Whats the range on the mini?
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Post by: danielsaaiman on November 18, 2019, 06:56:37 pm
4km


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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: exkdx on November 18, 2019, 06:57:09 pm
The new DJI Mavic Mini is the ultimate drone to take on motorcycle adventures...





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Tell us more!

I have been checking some youtube vidds and most reviewers are raving about it
Available locally from R7k :biggrin:
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: danielsaaiman on November 18, 2019, 07:05:17 pm
The new DJI Mavic Mini is the ultimate drone to take on motorcycle adventures...





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Tell us more!

I have been checking some youtube vidds and most reviewers are raving about it
Available locally from R7k :biggrin:

I got mine on Thursday last week so havenít had the time to properly test it, but Iíve flown it a couple of times and took it with on a day trip through the Piket-bo-berg trails this weekend. Iím very impressed obviously by the weight and size of the drone, but also the image and video quality is very good. I own a Phantom 4 and cannot differentiate between the picture quality.

So yes, really nice to have as a backup drone and to take with on travels.

Iíll share some more pics soon!


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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: shark_za on November 18, 2019, 07:07:01 pm
4km


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Its the same as the Air, its WiFi not occusync. 
So realistically up to about 2km in most areas.

No collision sensors but the longest runtime of over 28 minutes in reality.

Zero control over the camera is the only issue.
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Post by: Captain Zef on November 18, 2019, 07:48:41 pm
4km


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Its the same as the Air, its WiFi not occusync. 
So realistically up to about 2km in most areas.

No collision sensors but the longest runtime of over 28 minutes in reality.

Zero control over the camera is the only issue.


My Spark had a practical wifi range of 200m. Unmodified.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on November 18, 2019, 07:49:33 pm
@danielsaaiman could you do a range test for us?
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Post by: danielsaaiman on November 18, 2019, 07:50:25 pm
@danielsaaiman could you do a range test for us?

Sure!


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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: shark_za on November 19, 2019, 08:01:33 am


My Spark had a practical wifi range of 200m. Unmodified.
The controller is a WiFi booster of sorts. You must be talking of directly from the phone.   I got over 1300m with my Air and have not pushed further.
I bought a new dirtbike so wont be buying this Mini for xmas sadly.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: briv on November 19, 2019, 08:47:15 am
4km


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Its the same as the Air, its WiFi not occusync. 
So realistically up to about 2km in most areas.

No collision sensors but the longest runtime of over 28 minutes in reality.

Zero control over the camera is the only issue.


My Spark had a practical wifi range of 200m. Unmodified.

@Captain Zef  what did you modify on the SPARK to get more distance ?
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Post by: Captain Zef on November 19, 2019, 09:23:23 am
@Captain Zef  what did you modify on the SPARK to get more distance ?

Look up the FCC mod.

https://sparkpilots.com/threads/fcc-mod.9616/

It gave my Spark 4 times more range.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on November 19, 2019, 09:32:28 am


My Spark had a practical wifi range of 200m. Unmodified.
The controller is a WiFi booster of sorts. You must be talking of directly from the phone.   I got over 1300m with my Air and have not pushed further.
I bought a new dirtbike so wont be buying this Mini for xmas sadly.

No that was from the controller. Never used the phone to fly.
Check out the link i posted above..... the guy had the same problem.

I think they imporved the Air wifi over the spark wifi.
Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: danielsaaiman on November 19, 2019, 11:14:58 am
Mavic Mini range test: smooth signal until about 1km, bad signal & transmission after 1.3km, got really bad at 1.4km so decided to turn around.

In my opinion this is very good for a tiny wifi drone.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191119/15ab5b1fc2d19aa9b9c7952d32798db7.jpg)


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Title: Re: Drone fotos/videos
Post by: Captain Zef on November 19, 2019, 11:25:06 am
Mavic Mini range test: smooth signal until about 1km, bad signal & transmission after 1.3km, got really bad at 1.4km so decided to turn around.

In my opinion this is very good for a tiny wifi drone.
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Thanks so much Daniel.  That is fantastic. I am just gonna hold back for a month or two. Wait till they patch the software a few times before i buy.